The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Shapiro Writing Contest. This contest is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Edward Shapiro, professor Emeritus in Economics, who retired from the University of Toledo in 1989 after 22 years of service. An undergraduate of UT, he went on to obtain an M.A. from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Harvard. The Department of English Language and Literature wishes to thank the Shapiro family for its continued support of this contest and the Shapiro Essay Revision Contest. This year’s contest had more submissions than ever before, and students competed in a dozen different categories. The top winners will be honored at a Gala Celebration on Friday, 25 April, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm at Libbey Hall. All English Department faculty are invited to attend.
Read this very personal account of an important life lesson learned by UT English major Paris Black. She says
How you spend your time in college is completely in your hands, so don’t waste your experience. A quote that got me through this past year is by James Orbinski. He said, “What I’ve experienced is that I can’t know the future. I can’t know anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow, I can’t know with certainty but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change.”
The entire story can be read here: “Paris Black: From procrastination to graduation,” Independent Collegian (April 16, 2014).
|Prof. Douglas Coleman presented “‘Deep’ Pockets in a Virtual World” at the 2014 Ohio University CALL Conference on computer-assisted language learning, April 11, Ohio University, Athens, OH. He spoke on the theoretical importance of the realism added by certain virtual-world functions, such as an adventure-game-style “pocket.”|